Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tom Clancy's Own A-Team

Dead or Alive book coverRemember the great '80s TV show The A-Team? Headed up by a cigar-chomping man named Hannibal, it was about a group of law-skating misfits whose specialized talents worked in harmony every week to make a plan "come together" to thwart the bad guys.

Well, perhaps Tom Clancy was a fan because he's compiling his own A-Team of characters from his many thrillers for Dead or Alive, a story about modern terrorism due out on December 7. This will be his first book in seven years and is a collaboration with U.S. Navy veteran Grant Blackwood, who has also teamed up with writer Clive Cussler.

Clancy's all-star A-Team will include the characters Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan Jr., John Clark, Ding Chavez, and Mary Pat Foley. Their mission is to capture "The Emir," the mastermind of terrorist attacks on the West.

To tie this A-Team theme together, I'm including the trailer for the cool A-Team movie coming out on June 11. Ladies, I classify this as a chick flick since there are so many heartthrobs in it. Look! It's Wikus, the wife-adoring nerd prawn from District 9. And Phil, the scruffy-faced lovable lout from The Hangover. Now I don't know who Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is, but like Liam Neeson and Patrick Wilson, he's easy on the eyes. So score some brownie points with the man in your life and volunteer to see this movie.

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